Machine set for Cuaron’s Latin ‘Mama’

'Uncensored Cinema' to sell pic internationally

LONDON — Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron’s first Spanish-language project in a decade — “Y Tu Mama Tambien” (And Your Mother Too) — has been picked up by Good Machine Intl. for international sale outside North America, Latin America and Spain.

The film is shooting in Mexico and stars Maribel Verdu in a contempo erotic tale of a young woman who travels with two young men to a deserted coastal paradise.

The deal with GMI evolved from discussions between Cuaron and Good Machine co-founder Ted Hope on the role of sensuality in cinema, along with Cuaron’s desire to return to Mexico and make a more personal film.

Since his directing debut in 1991 with “Love in the Time of Hysteria,” Cuaron has worked exclusively in English, with pics such as “Great Expectations” and “A Little Princess.”

Written with brother

“Y Tu Mama Tambien” is co-written by the director with his brother Carlos Cuaron. It also marks Cuaron’s third collaboration with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who shot his two Hollywood movies.

The latest film will be the first to be marketed under Good Machine’s “Uncensored Cinema” banner — a series of films which the New York-based company is planning to produce with a wide range of international directors, exploring the subject of sexuality without limits.

The deal for “Y Tu Mama Tambien” was negotiated by GMI president David Linde along with acquisitions VP Amy Kaufman, Endeavor and lawyer Todd Stern at Weissman, Wolff, Bergman, Coleman and Silverman.

Cuaron retains the rights to the film in North America, Latin America and Spain.

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